Daylyt on Violence of Battle Rap and Mid-Show Breakdown

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 25, 2014 In a machine run by access to radio airplay and album tours, Eminem’s support of battle rap by hosting the “Total Slaughter” competition aims to strengthen the avenue that launched his career. But enforcing structure are a format that had been mostly fluid up before now […]

J Dilla’s Beat Making Equipment To Be Featured by Smithsonian

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 23, 2014 For those who don’t know that the Smithsonian Institution is dedicating National Museum of African American History and Culture, their recent acquisition might start building anticipation for the culture house. Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey just announced that her son J Dilla’s equipment has been accepted into […]

Noonie G. Pens New Book, With Song Release in Campaign for State Rep.

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 21, 2014 Are high ranking criminal masterminds and politicians separated only by circumstance? Former Gangster Disciples member Harold “Noonie” Ward aims to bridge that divide as he runs for Illinois state representative on a campaign to reduce violence in Chicago. He delivers the messages with the release of […]

Pharrell Gave Blessing On Weird Al Parody

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 16, 2014 For those wondering who in the world of rap would subject themselves to parody, it turns out the names are quite substantial. “Weird Al” Yankovic recently told Billboard that “Mandatory Fun” was released to the blessings of all who are given a jesting jab on the […]

Tracy Morgan Continues Crash Recovery at Home, Sues Walmart

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 14, 2014 Walmart has gone into damage control mode ever since comedian Tracy Morgan recovered enough from a traffic accident to start a lawsuit against the company. A complaint was filed Thursday after a Walmart truck rear-ended the comedian’s limo, and a preliminary report by the National Transportation […]

Chris Brown Claims Exception to Bloods Initiation

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 11, 2014 In a very rare exception, a public figure was allowed to claim allegiance to the Blood gang without a ritual jump in. While not the first celebrity to build up a hood persona, Chris Brown has not been rebuffed for throwing gang signs because, as TMZ […]

Hi-Five Singer Disavowed From Group Following Wife’s Murder

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 9, 2014 Two decades out of the limelight, a former member of the R&B group Hi-Five was arrested after walking into a sheriff’s office, telling authorities that his wife was dead in their Houston home. Upon arrest, Russell Neal made no further comment. Neal provided vocals for the […]

Aspect One: Dizaster & Math Hoffa Battling Look Like “Pussy-Ass Fools”

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 7, 2014 Where battle rap is supposed to be about beating your opponent through talent, the rules were broken when Dizaster punched Math Hoffa at the end of their BOLA5 showdown. The two have had beef with each other for years, wrote BattleRap.com, and King of the Dot […]

Brooklyn Bloods Member Convicted On Violence of Rap Videos

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 2, 2014 Ronald “Ra Diggs” Herron got and possibly lost his chance for a breakout when he was convicted for racketeering, drug trafficking and the murders of three rivals last Thursday. The jury only needed one day for deliberations to pronounce him guilty, partly decided by the admittance […]

R. Kelly Evades Talk of Daughter/Son’s Coming Out

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 30, 2014 Even if the way to acceptance is paved with reluctant surprises, a tide for acceptance is making large gains,  recently coming to R. Kelly as his daughter/son came out as transgender. Jaya announced to the world via a Q+A on Ask.fm this month that he is […]

Game Claims Another Man’s Child As His Daughter

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 27, 2014 How someone as active on social media as Game manages to keep a child a secret is baffling, but this story turned out to be awkward if benign. When a young girl appeared on Game’s Instagram post on Father’s Day, gossip stirred about whether she was […]

Migos Refuses to Snitch to Aid Investigation of Fan’s Murder

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 25, 2014 The murder of Paris Brown on June 11 reminds us that casualties from rap feuding is not a glamorous game. WSBTV reports that the victim, believed to be a fan of Migos, became an unintended target in a beef between the group and 2G. Brown was […]